RNS Number : 6470N

Ceiba Investments Limited

01 October 2021

   1 October   2021 


(the "Company")


Legal Entity Identifier : 213800XGY151JV5B1E88


The Board of the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Jemma Freeman as an independent, non-executive director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mrs Jemma Freeman is the Executive Chairman of Hunters & Frankau Limited, the appointed exclusive distributor for Habanos S.A.'s cigar portfolio in the United Kingdom. She joined the business of Hunters & Frankau in 2002, was appointed Managing Director in 2008 and Executive Chairman in 2019. The Freeman family have been involved with cigars since the 1800's and with Cuba since the 1920's when they owned cigar factories in Havana.

Before going into the cigar business Jemma was a Strategic Planner in the advertising industry. She currently holds the position of Vice Chair of ITPAC, an Advisory Council established to support the tobacco trade in the UK. In 2013, Jemma was named "Habanos Man of The Year", one of the most prestigious and illustrious prizes in the cigar world. Jemma also acts as a Trustee of a Cancer charity focused on immunotherapy research.

There are no other disclosures required under Section 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules in respect of Jemma's appointment.

John Herring, Chairman of the Company commented:

"We are delighted that Jemma has agreed to join the Board. She brings a wealth of experience, skills and diversity to the Board, complementing those of our existing directors, which should prove valuable to the Company and its shareholders."


For further information, please contact:

 Aberdeen Standard Fund Managers Limited   Tel: +44 (0)20 7463 
  Sebastiaan Berger / Evan Bruce-Gardyne    6000 
 Singer                                    Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 
  James Maxwell / Asha Chotai (Corporate    3000 
  James Waterlow (Sales) 
 JTC Fund Solutions (Guernsey) Limited     Tel: +44 (0)1481 702400 


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